Shockwave Therapy – ESWT

Coquitlam Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy - What is it?

Shockwave Therapy, or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, aka ESWT, is a well-known and effective treatment for tendon disorders including plantar fasciitis and most sources of tendon pain. This includes tendon pain in the Achilles, Hamstring, Patellar, Gluteal, and Elbow (tennis elbow).

Treating injured soft tissues such as these, especially tendons like plantar fascia when conditions are at a chronic level, after an injury, Shockwave Therapy provides one of the safest and most effective treatments so far. ESWT has been clinically proven to trigger a metabolic reaction at the injury site and is a recognized alternative to invasive surgeries or steroid and drug injections.

ESWT speeds up the healing process by directly stimulating the injured area using soundwave, which creates a metabolism reaction, as mentioned earlier. This treatment method increases blood circulation at and around the damaged tissue.

Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive and the healing modality is almost immediately noticed with reduced pain. This natural pain relief which is triggered by stimulating the natural healing process has resulted in a high rate of success in the care of these hard to treat, frequently chronic and very painful injuries.

Shockwave Therapy in Coquitlam

Who Can Benefit from ESWT?

Because Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment, almost anyone who suffers from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, scar tissue, tennis elbow, jumpers knee, calcific rotator cuff tendinitis, stress fractures, or non-healing ulcers, as well as many other conditions benefit from the Shockwave healing process.

How Long are Shockewave sessions?

A typical Shockwave treatment for a single targeted location lasts less than 15 minutes. As with any physiotherapy treatment, there will be other warmup and treatment protocols that will likely be included so talk to our physiotherapists for the expected length of your specific treatment duration.

Final Thoughts

As a non-invasive treatment, Shockwave Therapy offers a tremendous opportunity and benefits that include but are not limited to: no side-effects, accelerated healing, affordability, and insurance coverage from most providers.

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